Katherine M. Gheller

Jan. 13, 1920 – Dec. 7, 2013

Katherine M. Gheller, a former Waukesha resident, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Wauwatosa. She was born in Eden on Jan.

13, 1920, the daughter of Frank and Anna (nee Busa) Brazzale.

Katherine was united in marriage to the former Anthony J. Gheller on Aug. 20, 1943, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waukesha. She had been a member of St. William Catholic Church and the Christian Women.

Katherine is survived by her children, Valentino “Val” Gheller of Denver, Colo., and Madalyn Gheller of Milwaukee; and one granddaughter, Veronica Gheller of New York City. Also surviving are other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Anthony Gheller in 1990; one sister, Catherine Brazzle; and by one brother, Valentino Brazzle.

The visitation for Katherine will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service in the chapel at the Lutheran Home, 7500 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. The Rev. David Sorensen will be officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Katherine may be given to the Lutheran Home 2NW Unit, 7500 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53213.

The family of Katherine would like to extend a special thank you for the outstanding care provided by the entire staff at 2NW at the Lutheran Home.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit http://www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com/, or call 542-6609.